Last month of 2015!
December is here and we want to end this year with amazing books that are recently launched and some great books that we have read in past few days. Here’s our December #TBR for you, to make the last month of 2015 special <3
The Rise of Hastinapur by Sharath Komarraju
The second book of Hastinapur series, Rise of Hastinapur grabbed our attention when we recently finished reading its prequel Winds of Hastinapur. A very fresh and different take on the story of Mahabharata, where unknowingly women played a major role. Women of the story didn’t even pick up a weapon and created a war, a story which has been told and retold to all generations of mankind. Definitely a must read for you if you are a mytho-fiction fan. We loved the first part which we have recently finished, review to follow this coming week.
Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee
Bharati Mukherjee has written a fantastic tale on a character, who is a traditional Brahman woman and her metamorphosis into a contemporary American woman. A woman who has now broken many traditions and bonds, but is still close to her roots. The story is woven around the turbulent relationship of three sisters who live through their childhood memories, life struggles and a pinch of drama-salt.
The Tree Bride by Bharati Mukherjee
The Tree Bride is the sequel to Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters. The introduction from Desirable Daughters has been transformed into a full-fledged book depicting the story of Tree Bride, a woman who was married to a tree to save the family name. After having a glimpse of it the previous book, we are now looking forward to the extended story behind it and Bharati effortless creativity.
Ancestral Affairs by Keki N. Daruwalla
Based on true characters and real life events, Ancestral Affairs is a family saga, depicting a Parsi family living through Opium war, Freedom struggle and Partition of India. Very few books have the ability to combine some political issues with humor, using real life characters. We are definitely looking forward to this one after recently tasting A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
The Marble Collector by Cecilia Ahern
We have always loved Cecilia Ahern’s books and we pick her books up without even a second thought. The Marble Collector talks about how some decisions which we feel that are ordinary, have an extraordinary effect on us. Sabrina Boggs comes across her father’s marble collection and some other secrets, which makes her question his existence. Her father is now a stranger to her. A break in her monotonous schedule gives her only one day to find out what were her father’s hidden secrets. On the way to decode her father’s life, she comes across love and many experiences of life unknown to her.
The Mountain of Light by Indu Sundaresan
We have fallen in love with Indu Sundaresan after reading Taj Mahal series. Now, The Mountain of Light is going to be our next read from the author. A story based on the tumultuous history of 186 carat diamond of India, The Kohinoor. A magnificent story of loss and recovery, changes, and enduring truth surrounding the most prized possession of our country.
The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Richards
Also known as Shantaram 2, The Mountain Shadow is a sequel to a powerful novel which captivated a million minds, Shantaram. The sequel now shows how Lin makes it work with a different generation of Mafia, playing by different rules. Two years have been passed since he lost his father figure, Khaled and love of his life, Karla. And not just that, Island city of Mumbai has completely changed now. But Lin is destined to be on this Island only.
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
A story depicting 70 years of love and loss, The Japanese Lover is our most sought after book for December. From world War to the 20th-century generation, Alma Belasco sees it all through her heart. But she never gives up on hope, especially on love.
My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik
My Gita was a book that we stumbled upon this last month. A book that paraphrases Gita’s verses for a better understanding and application into the modern world. A book that goes along with the thought process of a contemporary reader as well. As always, Devdutt’s illustrations has won our hearts and we loved the easy translation and paraphrasing of otherwise tough verses.
So, we hope you have a great December filled with books. In case you are reading something interesting this month, feel free to share with us in the comments section.